News archive from 9 March 2011

Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal (Barcelona win 4-3 on agg) | Champions League

Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal (Barcelona win 4-3 on agg) | Champions League

Arsenal were far closer to Barcelona this year and elimination is all the more painful since they stood at 1-1 in this match, with a 3-2 lead in the Champions League tie, before Robin van Persie was shown a second yellow card for playing on after...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
Haroon Mirza: Play that funky cardboard

Haroon Mirza: Play that funky cardboard

When Haroon Mirza won the Northern Art prize earlier this year, the regional news programme Look North followed its report on his victory with some studio banter. "The weatherman threw some clothes on the floor," remembers Mirza, "and...

 
Soft power is the best way for the west to intervene in Libya

Soft power is the best way for the west to intervene in Libya

Western countries are urgently considering a number of options for intervention in Libya, ranging from military operations to diplomatic initiatives and stepped-up humanitarian assistance. The overall aim, according to the US, Britain and France, is...

 
United action on women's rights | Elizabeth Samson

United action on women's rights | Elizabeth Samson

This 100th anniversary of International Women's Day is, indeed, marked by substantial progress towards gender equality and female empowerment. The day was first celebrated on 19 March 1911 by Austria, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland. A few years...

 
International Women's Day: a century of slow progress

International Women's Day: a century of slow progress

Much has changed in the 100 years since one million women took to Europe's streets for the first International Women's Day (IWD) demanding the right to work, the vote and an end to discrimination. But as wives, mothers, sisters and daughters echoed...

 
Six Nations 2011: Squad rivalry nurtured to sharpen England's edge

Six Nations 2011: Squad rivalry nurtured to sharpen England's edge

England are considering rushing Courtney Lawes and Tom Croft back into their match-day squad for their Calcutta Cup contest against Scotland on Sunday and are optimistic Toby Flood will also be fit enough to feature at Twickenham. With a first Six...

Guardian, 22:19 in Sport
 
Manchester United's David Gill says FA should not deal with discipline

Manchester United's David Gill says FA should not deal with discipline

Against the backdrop of a fresh spate of controversies involving his club, the Manchester United chief executive, David Gill, has called for the Football Association to give up responsibility for disciplinary matters. Gill, also a member of the FA...

Guardian, 22:19 in Sport
 
Barcelona v Arsenal: Key clashes | Stuart James

Barcelona v Arsenal: Key clashes | Stuart James

Xavi Hernández v Jack WilshereThis was a chance for the master to teach the pupil a lesson, although Pep Guardiola may now realise that he was doing Jack Wilshere a disservice when he claimed beforehand that the teenager "plays for Arsenal...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Prince Andrew under new pressure over link to Turkmenistan

Prince Andrew under new pressure over link to Turkmenistan

Prince Andrew met the president of Turkmenistan, allegedly one of the most corrupt countries in the world, last year and lobbied the nation's oil and gas minister on behalf of British business as part of his role as a UK trade envoy. Anti-corruption...

 

Mystery bird: Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus

Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus, photographed in Brasil, South America. Image: Savio Freire Bruno/National Geographic [velociraptorize]. Question: This South American mystery bird species has a characteristic that is rare amongst birds in...

 
Millions of dead sardines found in Californian marina

Millions of dead sardines found in Californian marina

Millions of dead sardines have been found floating in a marina just south of Los Angeles, puzzling authorities and triggering a massive clean-up effort. Footage showed masses of dead fish, said by a police spokesman to be about a foot deep on the...

 
Gareth Bale unlikely to start against Milan, says Tottenham manager

Gareth Bale unlikely to start against Milan, says Tottenham manager

Harry Redknapp has suggested that Gareth Bale will not be fit to start the Champions League last‑16 second-leg tie against Milan at White Hart Lane, although the Tottenham Hotspur manager will postpone a decision until Wednesday morning on the man who...

Guardian, 22:43 in Sport
 

This week's arts diary

Sunshine for Spider-Man the musicalThe producers of what is looking like the biggest theatrical debacle ever – the Broadway musical Spider-Man – have at least made one good decision. They have taken as their spokesman a man called Mr Sunshine. Or Ken...

 
BARCELONA END ARSENAL EURO DREAM

BARCELONA END ARSENAL EURO DREAM

Arsenal were left fuming with Swiss referee Massimo Busacca after being knocked out of the Champions League following a 3-1 defeat by Barcelona. Busacca sent off striker Robin van Persie and awarded Barca a crucial penalty in an exhilarating final 45...

Daily Star, 22:54 in Sport
 
Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 Roma (Shakhtar win 6-2 on agg) | Champions League

Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 Roma (Shakhtar win 6-2 on agg) | Champions League

Shakhtar Donetsk reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time when they beat Roma 3-0 to complete a crushing 6-2 aggregate win. Roma had gone into the match in buoyant mood after a run of improved results under their new manager,...

Guardian, 23:17 in Sport
 


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